Is the Eighth Becoming the New Ninth Circuit When It Comes to Federal Sentencing Cases?

2019-03-18T18:48:05-05:00March 10th, 2011|Tags: , , , , |

There has been much ado lately about the Sixth Circuit’s current 15-game losing streak and the Ninth Circuit’s perpetual trouncing by the Supreme Court. But gone unnoticed is another losing streak, one that has been just as disrespectful to the spirit of Supreme Court precedent: the Eighth Circuit’s dismal record in sentencing cases.